Ethics, Economy, and Entrepreneurship


In this book, Cathleen Johnson, Robert Lusch, and David Schmidtz discuss the connections between the ethical, economic, and entrepreneurial dimensions of a life well-lived.

The ethical question is: how do people have to live in order to make the world a better place with them than without them?

The economic question is: what kind of society makes people willing and able to use their talents in a way that is good for them and for the people around them?

The entrepreneurial question is: what does it take to show up in the marketplace with something that can take your community to a different level?

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This book is used to teach PPEL 101 (Philosophy, Politics, Economics and Law), a dual enrollment course, offered by the University of Arizona. More information can be found at the Center for Philosophy of Freedom ( The university offers summer graduate courses to support high school teachers from around the country who teach this course or are gearing up to teach this course. Please fill out a new teacher survey ( to find out more about joining this dynamic instructor community. Instructor or high school administrators may request an electronic examination copy here. (

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